Creative Workspace Tour


I’ve been meaning to do a post on creative workspaces for a while because I really enjoy taking a sneak peek into where people do their creative work. I think it’s interesting and inspiring. In fact (nerd alert!), I have a Pinterest board dedicated to it. So now that I’ve grown to really love my workspace, I thought I would share it.

Most people use their dining room to dine, but my husband and I turned this space into the desk zone (his desk is on the opposite wall). When I want to sound fancy I call it our studio. 🙂


I have a trestle-style desk with a nice big work surface. I store art supplies and my printer on the shelves underneath. You can barely see my chair in the photo above because it’s made of clear acrylic. I wanted something that wouldn’t take up much visual space, and the Vapor Chair from CB2 does the trick. I also really dig my task lamp. It provides ample light and is easily adjustable. Plus, it attaches right to the desk so it doesn’t take up much valuable desktop space.

Work in progress

The canvas on the clear acrylic easel is a work in progress. I like to have in-progress work in sight so I can problem solve and think about next steps even when I’m not actively painting.


My bookshelf holds an eclectic array of writing books, fiction and non-fiction books, children’s picture books (my favorites for inspiration!) and art books. On top I rotate 8″ x 10″ paintings on a mini acrylic easel and the dino seemed like just the right quirky accent to finish it all off. Given the amount of CB2 merch I pointed out, one might think this post was sponsored by CB2! But really, I just identify with their style.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my workspace. What’s your favorite aspect of your workspace? Please share in the comments below!